Written by: Tami

It is the beginning of Fall, and I can’t think of a better way to bring in the season than to have a party … You don’t even need a reason! Last week, we got to see all of our hard work come together on this well planned out “Fall Fête”. Check out all of the details!

We are lucky to still have so much sun and warm weather here in Southern California! Why not have the party outdoors?

A few heaters made sure everyone was comfy as the sun went down, and these gorgeous tablecloths from La Tavola Linen really stole the show!

We used our client’s existing outdoor furniture and brought in plenty (from Signature Party Rentals) for the party too … Cocktail tables and more tables for the buffet did the trick!

Once again, Mulberry Row hit these flower arrangements out of the park … and did you see the stunning vases filled with pampas grass? So on season!

The goal was to allow lots of space for guests to mingle, have a drink, and eat without having a sit down meal. We wanted the vibe to be casual. Adding string lights to an outdoor area always helps to achieve this look!

Here’s another look at this fabulous print … Why not!?

I am seriously obsessed with how this buffet display turned out starting with this unexpected color / fabric we chose. It was everything!

The mix of high and low arrangements were also my favorite!

There are so many new options to choose from when selecting rental serving ware. Why not choose ones with a pop of gold?

This fabulous cheese platter was created by Modern Art Catering and was truly a piece of art!

They created so many delicious appetizers filling each guest up!

Signature tequila based cocktails were on the menu at the bar. A minted watermelon margarita for those who wanted something sweet and Mexican cucumber mojitos for a bit more savory flavor.

Fall … I’ll drink to that!

These amber tumblers and goblets were unexpected too! We love to keep party guests on their toes!

As I mentioned … True art! Each delectable bite was tray passed on these gorgeous acrylic trays and enjoyed by all!

Dessert was perfect too! A little something for everyone … Cookies, lemon bars, chocolate mousse cups, and the most amazing chocolate tartlets I have ever had!

Guests stayed late into the evening enjoying each other’s company and meeting new friends. Happy Fall! It should always start this way!

For more information or to book our event services this fall contact us at info@sbsdesignla.com.


We are so excited to once again share our monthly inspiration with all of you! Each month, we look forward to getting the chance to sit down and really think about what’s inspiring us, make predictions for the month ahead, and reflect on the past month. As usual, we have each selected a photo that represents our overall inspiration and have paired it with two interior shots and two events that coordinate with its color scheme and overall concept. In addition, we have provided you with our designer tips to keep you on trend for the month ahead.

Tami’s inspired: I don’t know how it’s possible to be this busy every month, but this October is seriously jam packed full of plans for me and my family! A wedding, many get togethers with friends, a baby shower, an art show, a 30th birthday party, Halloween, and more! Just listing it all makes me tired … LOL! These photos all have some things in common (with each other and with the overall theme of my month). They are a bit busy but full of culture and custom. As I mentioned, I will be attending a wedding for friends who we missed their original ceremony in India. This board is inspired by this particular party and the culture behind it, but also this time of year dressing up is customary.

What’s my designer tip this month? Fill your space with culture and tradition! If you look closely in these photos, you will notice that there is a wide array of different cultures being represented in the decor. Somehow they mesh together in such a way that you almost don’t even notice it is even happening. Find ways to incorporate your own traditions and those you admire and your space will always feel well traveled, eclectic, and full of culture.

Lauren’s inspired: I am currently at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Oahu and loving every minute of it! This iconic hotel reminds me a bit of Beverly Hills and has an amazing timeless quality about it. This trip was much needed as Scott and I didn’t make any time this summer to get away just the two of us. We were both feeling the need to refresh and give ourselves that restart we both have been longing for. I know that when I return, the month is chalk full of events, work, and other duties, but for now I am going to enjoy my time and be in the moment.

What’s my designer tip this month? A classic design will stand the test of time! I am always drawn to this motto and know that good design is appreciated for many many years … Even a pink hotel! None of these photos are particularly on trend for what we are seeing this season, but I would stand to say they still look super current and will be appreciated for years to come.

Here at Side by Side Design, we look forward to an exciting month including all the details from our first event we planned for the fall, a look at Lauren’s finished front yard, spooky decor and more! Don’t forget to check out our next Get Inspired post on November 1st for all new looks and inspiration! Also, check out our weekly Instastories feature “Designer Day!” @sidebysidedesign to see how we fill our days with the things we love.


This fall we are focused on bringing the look of your home into the overall design of the events you have there. Hosting a huge Halloween bash? Want to plan a small intimate gathering for your friends or family this Thanksgiving? Whatever your heart desires, we are your girls! We can set your event space and / or table up beautifully, bring in stunning flower arrangements and the most festive fall inspired cuisine, and are here to assist you with whatever else your event needs.

Fall Services Include:

Overall Coordination for All Fall Events Hosted in Your Home (including Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other Fall Fête you are planning) – The one thing we hear most often from those hosting holidays and other events in their home is how stressful it can be. It is our job to make sure that there is no stress on your end, so you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy being with your friends and family! We can connect you with amazing caterers, florists, rentals … You name it! All from our personal preferred vendor list.

Custom Tablescape to Fit the Look of Your Home and Event – As we are an Interior Design + Event Planning company, our favorite thing to do is to go into a client’s home and base our event design on what they already have going on. The idea is to dress up your existing space and make it holiday and party ready. This includes the look of your table (linens, china, floral centerpieces, and more) for your fall dinner parties, Thanksgiving feasts, or any other special occasion.

Deck Your House Out in Festive Fall or Halloween Decor – Want to impress your Trick-or-Treaters with an extra spooky display? Looking to add a little festive flair into your home decor? This is our specialty! We are excited to fit the style of your fall decor to your already existing interior. Each home’s needs and desires are different … So let’s chat and come up with a plan!

Weekly / Monthly Home Floral Installations to Always Have Those Gorgeous Seasonal Blooms on Hand – There are so many gorgeous flowers that are in season this time of year. We can ensure that your home always has fresh flowers in it (especially when you’re having guests over). We work with the best of the best florists LA has to offer!

This Season We are Partnering with cream+sugar to Customize and Design Cookies and Other Treats for Your Event – One of our favorite gals to work with has been creating incredible custom cookies and cakes to fit the look of our client’s events. We are so excited to collaborate with her this fall and know you will love all that she has to offer!

Decor Rentals Available (including full sets of candle holders, vases, apothecary jars, etc.) – We have a lot of rentals to offer from our event inventory as well! Full sets of mercury glass candle holders in all different shapes and textures, a gorgeous display of glass apothecary jars, and vases in every shape and size for all of those beautiful flower arrangements you will have around … Just to name a few.

Customized Fall Take Home Gifts for All of Your Guests – Oh and by the way, you’re guests will feel extra special when you send them home with a little somethin’ somethin’! We customize each take home gift to the look of your party and wrap them beautifully too!

Additional Services By Request That Fit Your Design Needs This Fall – Everyone has different needs this time of year. If we did not list yours above, contact us and we are sure we can come up with a plan.

We look forward to working with you this season!

For more information or to book any of the above services please contact us at info@sbsdesignla.com or call Tami Daks, our Event Coordinator, at (480) 628-8264.